Modern African Drama (Norton Critical Editions) (Paperback)

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By Biodun Jeyifo (Editor)


The first truly continentally representative collection of modern African drama in any language, this Norton Critical Edition includes plays from Egypt, Algeria, the Republic of South Africa, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Ghana, and Kenya.

"Backgrounds and Criticism" presents documents on modern African drama generally and on the assembled texts and authors specifically, including little-known materials.  Featured are essays on Tawfik al-Hakim, Kateb Yacine, Athol Fugard, Wole Soyinka, Tsegaye Gabre-Medhin, Ama Ata Aidoo, Ngugi Wa Thiong’o, and Femi Osofisan.

A Chronology and a Selected Bibliography are included.

About the Author

Biodun Jeyifo is Professor of English at Cornell University, and a Nigerian native.  His books include The Truthful Lie: Essays in a Sociology of African Drama, Wole Soyinka: A Voice of Africa, The Yoruba Popular Travelling Theatre of Nigeria, and Contemporary Nigerian Literature: A Retrospective and Prospective Exploration.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780393975291
ISBN-10: 0393975290
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: April 11th, 2002
Pages: 672
Language: English
Series: Norton Critical Editions